Appearing on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” the award-winning actress chatted about the long-running daytime talk show and the misconceptions viewers might have about the co-hosts’ dynamics.
“Here’s the thing, I don’t often have much to say,” Goldberg told Meyers in reference to Joy Behar and Meghan McCain’s regular disputes. “I have been there for almost 10 years [Goldberg actually joined the show in 2007]. Everyone has what they need to do, and folks — when it’s women they say, ‘You know, they’re fighting.’ You know, if we were fighting, you’d actually know it.”
Though the discussions get a bit dicey at times, Goldberg, 64, said the ladies leave it all on the table and start anew the next day.
“We’re like old broads,” she chuckled. “We’re like, pow! [throws a punch] We’re not like, ‘Stop it, you’re so mean to me.’ We don’t do that.”
The EGOT winner likened their daily roundtable rap sessions to living with folks who are different from you, adding: “They think differently, they want to say different stuff and I figure, that’s OK, they’re trying to do their gig too because, after all, this is our day job where they’re paying us for our opinions.”
McCain, 34, and Behar are regular sparring partners and have had some explosive fights over the years. However, the co-hosts recently revealed during a one-on-one for “Entertainment Tonight” that they’re actually best buds.
McCain said reports that she and Behar, a veteran of the show, don’t get along are hurtful to her — as is the occasional booing from the audience.
“It genuinely hurts my feelings because our dressing rooms are next door to each other,” she said of her friendship with her co-host. “And you and I have the same emotional reaction to things — sometimes in different ways — but we’re both upset equally, the equal amount of the same things. And I wish people would give us a break, for real,” she said.
The daytime talk show, created by Barbara Walters in 1997, continues to thrive and recently celebrated its 5,000th episode. In addition to Behar and McCain, the roundtable features hosts Sunny Hostin, Abby Huntsman and Goldberg.
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